I just had a chat with my doctor by phone. She told me that I have a poor diet and I need to change my diet for good if I want to get relieve from my pain.
I eat too much potato chips, too little fruits and veggies. She told me to cut off potato chips and all of the packaged food, reduce my seafood intake, increase my fruit and vegetable intake, and also add more variety of them. She also told me specifically to add pomegranate, papaya, and goji berry for my diet. Oh my God, it’s sounds a lot for me! But she said if I can follow her advice, it will cut off the pain level for about 50% 😱😱😱 yes, I want that!!!!
She sent me a link of how to massage certain point on my leg to help my menstrual problem. How cool is that?
I have a great doctor. I need to stop being careless about my health. I need to change, NOW!
I’m doing water fasting today. I will do it for 24 hours. I started last night at 10pm, I will break my fast tonight at 10pm.
Fasting is not a new thing for me. I’m a Muslim. I always fast during Ramadan since I was 10 years old. The way Muslim fast is by not eat and drink from sunrise to sundown. In Ramadan we should do it for a month. We can also fast in months other than Ramadan, it’s optional. But why this time I’m choosing water fasting? Well, my doctor advised me to do water fasting to help my healing from Adenomyosis once a week. I started last month. I think there is slight improvement with the symptoms.
On my last ovulation day I was fasting. I usually experience cramps and back pain on that day, but when I was fasting, those symptoms were gone. So I wanted to give this fasting regime more shots!
Yesterday (day 6 before my next period) I started to feel slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort. It’s a bad news for me. That’s why I decided to fast today, to relieve those symptoms and hopefully my body reduce the inflammation inside my uterus.
It’s almost noon. I feel a little bit weak and hungry. But other than that I feel fine. The slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort has gone. I’ll give further update later 😊
Total water taken: 2L
I broke my fast half an hour earlier than what I scheduled. I have to go to bed at 10:30pm. It’s not healthy to eat too close to bed time. So here’s my breaking meal… Mango and dragon fruit!
Start from tomorrow no more chips, wafers and other junk food. No more cheats!
It has been more than 6 months since I wrote my last post. I decided to be more active posting about my condition. I want to be more open about my pain. Many women out there have Adenomyosis just like me, I want to share my experience so they know, they are not alone!
Day 1 of period was yesterday. The period started around 1 AM. I experienced cramps and back pain. I went to the kitchen to make hot water to fill my hot water bag. I ate a wholewheat biscuit and a banana, then I took 1 (200mg) ibuprofen. I went back to my bed and trying to go back to sleep. I think I fell asleep around 2 AM.
The bleeding on my first day of period was very heavy but without clots. The cramps and back pain was bad, I couldn’t wake up from my bed because of it. But not as bad as last month. I didn’t cry. So I can say the pain scale was about 7/10. The pain from my back radiated to my butt and my right leg (7/10). I couldn’t feel my toes for some time because of the pain. I also felt light nausea (3/10).
I didn’t feel like to eat on day 1 of my period. I just drank lots of water, 1/2 of lemon + 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses + warm water in the morning, and ate fruits and whole wheat biscuits.
For medicines, I took Chinese medicine that my local gyno gave me + Ayurvedic medicine + 4 ibuprofen.